Saturday, June 20, 2020
PRA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2020
I look forward once again to all branches supporting the Regimental Day at the NMA. A slight change to the lunch meal due to the number restrictions of 300 for a sit down meal, the lunch will now be a finger buffet allowing 500 tickets available to RHQ, PRA Members, and Guests.
0900 NMA Opens
0930 Tea/coffee available to PRA members attending the AGM
1030-1130 AGM in Aspects Events Facility
1130-1145 Comfort Break / All Standard bearers to report to Peter Richens
1145-1200 PRA Members Band and Standards to form up ready to march to Memorial
1215-1300 Service at Memorial and wreath Laying
1315-1345 PRA form up for the march back, Col commandant/Guest of honour to take salute
1345-1400 PRA photo at the rear of the Aspects Events Facility
1400-1600 Finger Buffet lunch (ticket holders only)
1600-1700 Departure of Guests and PRA Members
1700 NMA closes
Tickets £8 per person for those wishing to attend the lunch after the parade. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
This year will be less formal with poser tables placed around the banqueting room this will allow people to move around instead of being allocated to a table. Seating will be available for those not able to stand for long periods.
Tickets can be collected at the PRA reception desk on arrival. When branch representatives are collecting tickets, they must hand in a nominal roll of all those attending, with branch member’s names and PRA membership numbers included. Individual attendees will be able to register their details on the blank forms that will be available on the day.
The cut-off date for tickets will be Monday 22 May 2020, so please book early to avoid disappointment only those who have purchased tickets will be able to attend the buffet after the parade if you do not wish to purchase the buffet ticket you can either use the NMA Restaurant or bring your own packed lunch.
Tickets can be ordered from Mr John Carey PRA/NMA representative, at the above address. All cheques are to be made payable to: The Parachute Regimental Association (PRA).
PRA member’s guests lounge suit or blazers beret and medals.
Standard Bearers report to: Peter Richens after the AGM at the rear of the Aspect Events Facility for a quick briefing.
Marshals will direct you to parking areas. None badge holders can also use the main car with now plenty of parking spaces, when full the overspill car park will be available to use. Coaches/Mini Buses can drop of at the designated points by the main entrance drivers will be directed to parking areas.
All cars will have to pay £3 to park all day.
A designated area will be available for wheelchairs and carers to view the service. Blue badge holders will be able to use disabled spaces in the main car park.
There will be a band playing on the day. The identity of the Band is yet to be confirmed.
The Regimental Mascot will be there on the day.
The information on the Comemoration Dinner at the Market Bosworth Hall Hotel on Saturday 20 June 2020 is available on the events page. Tickets will be available to all PRA branches PRA members, family and friends again this will be on a first come first served basis.
For more information, please use the following number/email address:
PRA/NMA Liaison Representative